How resilient are indigenous goats to climate change

Indian scientists have identified two variables which could be used assess resilient capacity of indigenous breeds of goats. Severe heat stress leads to production of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) which improves cell survival and prevents protein degradation. Two breeds Read More …

Experts call for global initiative to tackle nitrogen pollution

By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi, June 5  : Experts participating in the World Environment Day summit here have called upon governments, industries and farmers to come together to tackle unsolved challenge of nitrogen pollution. Prof. Mark Sutton, environmental physicist and Read More …

Ganga Praharis-a new grassroot-level volunteers to protect the bio-diversity of river Ganga

What: Ganga Praharis Who: Wildlife Institute of India Why:  To protect the bio-diversity of river Ganga Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun has constituted a new grassroot-level volunteer workforce to protect the bio-diversity of river Ganga called Ganga Praharis. A group of 427 Read More …

Blue flag certification of one Blue Flag beach in each of the 13 coastal States

What: Blue Flag beach  Who: Society of Integrated Coastal Management Why: An integrated coastal management scheme named BEAMS Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) has embarked upon a programme for  Blue flag certification of one Blue Flag beach in each of Read More …

Look beyond protected areas for conservation of endangered hangul in Kashmir: study

  By S Suresh Ramanan Jammu, May 30 : For long-term conservation of the critically endangered red deer or hangul in Kashmir, it is necessary to take up conservation efforts beyond protected areas, a new study has suggested. The state Read More …